I grew up with the Muppets, had my own Cookie Monster puppet, and really loved The Muppet Show. They have not been the same since the death of Jim Henson-sorry, they have never quite got the voice of Kermit right since the real Kermit died. Still, the Muppets carry on, being toys they have found a home at FAO Schwarz where you can go and Make Your Own Muppet.
A Whatnot Muppet is an Extra who just kind of fills out a scene by standing in the background. These are not the big stars of Muppetdom, but they do look like Muppets. The Muppet Whatnot I whipped up with a nice Hawaiian shirt and a receding hairline cost $90. Why, you could buy a couple of dozen of these Muppet whatnots and start your own Muppet Show. Well, maybe not.
For all the possible combinations of clothing and hair and eyes there seems to be a fairly limited amount of options when it comes to Making your own Muppet. You can’t edit your Whatnot Muppet on the fly, but have to advice one page and then go back to change what you don’t like. It’s a bit of fun, but it’s hard not to think of the many great Muppets already out there and not want to re-create one of them. Still, I am not sure what I’d do with a Muppet Whatnot anyway. I guess the same thing I’d do with a Teddy Bear, sit it somewhere and give it a hug once in a while.
Muppet Whatnots-the stuff that dreams are made of.